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9th May 2011

judas priest

Judas Priest have released the very first photo of the new line-up. Richie Faulker replaced the retiring KK Downing last month and the band are currently preparing for the 'Epitaph' World Tour.

The band issued a statement at the time of KK's retirement and said the following about Richie;

"Fate also stepped in and delivered the perfect replacement, 31-year-old British guitar player Richie Faulkner. He has blended into the band perfectly and is a great talent who is going to help set the stage on fire."

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Priest plan to stop touring after the 'Epitaph' tour but will continue to record and will release a new studio album in 2012.


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Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.


As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

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Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
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